The family of 21-year-old Calvin Robinson continues to grieve after he was fatally shot by police Wednesday in his Brighton neighborhood.
"He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Calvin's brother, Tyrus.
Hueytown Police said Calvin was one of two drug suspects detectives were trying to arrest. But his brother Tyrus doesn't believe Calvin had anything to do with drugs and calls his death a senseless act.
"Everyone in the community will tell you that my brother's not a drug dealer," said Tyrus.
Friendship Baptist Church Pastor Charles Hollingsworth was Calvin's pastor and said he was a good natured young man.
"It always bothers me when young people are tragically taken away from us regardless of what the situation may be," said Pastor Hollingsworth.
Pastor Hollingsworth is using Calvin's death as a teaching tool in his congregation's first ever Men's Conference.
"Try to encourage our men, young men in particular. That there is a better way of doing things. There's a better way of living," said Pastor Hollingsworth.
The conference touched on topics like becoming a mentor, battling drugs and alcohol in the community and confronting youth issues.
"We're trying to call on men to stand and to know that they are needed in their communities and in their families as well," said Pastor Hollingsworth.
The conference will not bring back Calvin or mend the broken hearts left behind. But his Mom, Deborah hopes it will help others in the future.
"We wouldn't want that to happen to anybody else's child," said Deborah.
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